Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Daily Bible Reading - January 5 - Sin
It would be great if the Bible ended at Genesis 2 - man and woman in a sinless, deathless, curse-less paradise. But it doesn't. Instead, in Gen. 3 Adam and Eve sin, and the rest of the Bible in one way or another deals with that fundamental problem. And as Gen. 4 shows, the problem sin only gets worse, destroying man's relationship with his fellow man as well as with God. Isn't great to then turn to Mark 2, where in the story of the healing of the paralytic Jesus proves that "the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins." And indeed, all of Jesus' miracles (nature miracles, healings, exorcisms), demonstrated His great power over Satan, and His ability to undo the curse of sin on mankind. So much of Genesis is bad news - it is good to read some good news with it!